As seen in this video by Oregon conservative Dan Sandini, bleeding heart environuts traveled by fossil fueled bus and cars to launch kayaks manufactured in part from fossil fuels to protest using fossil fuels. The environuts are complaining about Clark County Washington hopefully pulling ourselves out of this deep unemployment we have been in for over four years by building a facility to export Montana’s crude oil.
The Lazy C supplied their own spin, but Sandini’s video speaks better. Protesters harassed Sandini and tried to stop him from taping their “public” event, but he succeeded.
Rapeller’s illegally rappelling from the bridge were scolded and asked not to do it again, receiving some serious finger wagging and tongue lashing I hope.
In perhaps the wisest move of the day by the group, it was decided that the kayakers would not try to block any barges coming down the river.
Can there be any doubt that the environuts anti-fossil fuel banner was itself created from fossil fuel based materials?
KGW Video report
Protest organizer, student Mia Reback says of the proposed job creation, “The project will have an immediate negative impact for our community through traffic disruption as well as health impact and dangers from train derailments and explosions.”
Days earlier, Mia said in an Oregonian article, “Ultimately these projects will facilitate the burning of over three times the amount of oil of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the controversial proposed pipeline from Canada to refineries in the Gulf Coast of Texas. This could bring four oil trains through Vancouver per day. It would negatively affect the health and livability of the community.”
Mia seems to fear the recent accident in Quebec, Canada, not realizing just what actually happened or why. To an environut, one lone accident anywhere is enough to cry ‘Chicken Little’ style that the sky is falling and such an accident will definitely happen here.
Oddly enough, recent aircraft crashes as was seen in San Francisco and New York are not enough for them to cry to shut down the very airports they climb into fossil fueled vehicles to travel to and climb aboard fossil fueled aircraft to travel the country to protest using fossil fuels.
Fellow organizer Bonnie McKinlay was quoted saying, “A lot of people think we’re radicals, but we’re not. We think it’s radical to disrupt our planet. We just want to preserve what we have. A lot of energy is wasted, and we need to be more efficient.”
Ms. McKinlay seems to also be just as clueless to the amount of fossil fuels she wastes herself to travel and protest using and wasting fossil fuels.
In the meantime, in excess of four straight years of double digit unemployment in Clark County means nothing to them, they have their jobs or government hand out.